Report

2016 Hunger Report. Photo: Joe Molieri / Bread for the World

The Nourishing Effect

November 26, 2015

Hunger and food insecurity add at least $160 billion a year to U.S. healthcare costs.

The State of Black Poverty: A Pan-African Millennial Perspective on Ending Hunger by 2030

April 10, 2017

Over the past year and a half, about two-dozen young adults from the United States and countries in Africa and the Caribbean, have gathered virtually and in person to reflect on the effects of hunger and poverty in...

Within Reach: Global Development Goals | The 2013 Hunger Report

November 26, 2012

As the world makes a final push to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, we need to ensure that hunger and malnutrition remain at the top of the agenda after the goals expire and that the successor development...

Our Common Interest: Ending Hunger and Malnutrition | The 2011 Hunger Report

November 22, 2010

Feed the Future, the U.S. government's global food-security effort, can help end hunger by focusing on rural development, smallholder farmers, nutrition (especially for young children), and women’s empowerment.

Rebalancing Act: Updating U.S. Food and Farm Policies | The 2012 Hunger Report

November 21, 2011

U.S. farm policies should encourage production of healthy foods. National nutrition programs should do more to ensure that people living in poverty have access to the foods they need for health and learning.

A Just and Sustainable Recovery | The 2010 Hunger Report

November 23, 2009

Prospects for recovery from the worst economic crisis in 75 years as climate change intensifies. We can and should focus on people and the planet and build a more inclusive and sustainable future for all.

Photo by Laura Elizabeth Pohl/Bread for the World

2013 Hunger Report: Within Reach: Global Development Goals

August 20, 2015

The 2013 Hunger Report focuses on the final push to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by their 2015 deadline and proposes a new set of global development goals to eliminate hunger and extreme poverty by...

Dominic Duren spends a few moments with his son Dominc. Dominic is the director of the HELP Program in Cinncinati, Ohio. Joseph Molieri / Bread for the World

Ending Hunger in America | The 2014 Hunger Report

November 25, 2013

Hunger remains a problem in the U.S. despite our wealth. A four-part plan to end hunger starts with good jobs and continues with investing in people, strengthening safety nets, and building community partnerships....

Empowering women is vital to ending hunger, says the 2015 Hunger Report. Photo: Crystaline Randazzo for Bread for the World

When Women Flourish ... We Can End Hunger | The 2015 Hunger Report

November 24, 2014

The empowerment of women is essential to ending hunger and malnutrition. Hungry people are disproportionately female. Women need more bargaining power, fewer unpaid responsibilities, and a greater collective voice....

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For Education

  • The Nourishing Effect

    Hunger and food insecurity add at least $160 billion a year to U.S. healthcare costs.

  • The U.S. Contribution to Ending Global Malnutrition

    We have a new opportunity in 2017 to speed up global progress against malnutrition among pregnant women and young children. Worldwide, maternal and child malnutrition causes millions of deaths each year. In some countries, it holds entire generations back from reaching their economic potential....

  • Fact Sheet: Nutrition During Famine

    Famine means that 20 percent or more of the households in an area have “an extreme lack of food and other basic needs where starvation, death, and destitution are evident.”

    Famine has been declared in two counties of South Sudan, while other areas of South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, and...

For Faith

  • The Bible on Health as a Hunger Issue

    A brief examination of the biblical approach to health as a hunger issue.

    Includes an introduction to the issue, a Scriptural reflection, practical actions you can take, and a prayer.

  • Bread Newsletter January 2016

    In this issue: Another Great Year for Bread; Catholics Begin Observance of Holy Year of Mercy; Serving on ‘God’s Wave Length’ for 39 Years; and more.
     

  • Interfaith Religious Leaders’ Pledge to End Hunger

    A wide array of the nation’s faith leaders have come together on the eve of Pope Francis’ arrival in the United States to commit ourselves to encourage our communities to work for the end of hunger by 2030 and, toward that end, for a shift in U.S. national priorities.

    We are deeply pleased...

For Advocacy

  • Grassroots Advocacy Toolkit

    A set of how-to sheets for carrying out advocacy and fact sheets on the current issues Bread for the World is working on.

    For new and current Bread grassroots hunger activists.

    Ideal as a starter toolkit for new Bread activists or as a set of updates for current activists.

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  • The State of Black Poverty: A Pan-African Millennial Perspective on Ending Hunger by 2030

    Over the past year and a half, about two-dozen young adults from the United States and countries in Africa and the Caribbean, have gathered virtually and in person to reflect on the effects of hunger and poverty in black communities. The working group has been considering socio-political and...

  • Fact Sheet: The Hunger-Medicaid Connection

    Congress is considering proposals that would jeopardize healthcare coverage for millions of poor and near-poor adults and children. 

    The bill under consideration, the American Health Care Act, would gut...